Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes

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$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781982127763

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About the Author

Gabrielle Korn is a journalist, digital media expert, and the former editor-in-chief of Nylon Media, an international lifestyle publication focused on emerging culture. Under her editorial leadership, Nylon became a fully digital brand with an ever-growing audience and original, politically-driven, thought-provoking beauty, fashion, music, and entertainment content. She spent three years working on Nylon's digital presence before her promotion to editor-in-chief, working across platforms and growing traffic. Prior to that, she was an editor at Refinery29, overseeing beauty content during a period of explosive traffic growth and working to expand the brand's concept of what beauty means to the millennial reader. She graduated from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2011 with a concentration in feminist/queer theory and writing. She lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews

"A confident, confessional modern account of breaking free from image obsession."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A captivating page-turner that feels exclusive without resorting to cattiness or cheap gossip. . . . She simultaneously digs below the surface of an industry that often feels skin deep, while divulging integral parts of her own history along the way. Granting front row access to an exclusive world many of us will never experience firsthand, she makes feminism and fashion feel like cohorts in her compulsively readable book."--Tegan Quin, New York Times bestselling author of High School "Kirkus Reviews"
"Gabrielle perfectly captures the feeling both of growing up as a woman in the early aughts as well as working in the digital landscape during the boom period of the last decade--in fact, she nails the latter so accurately it may give flashbacks to anyone else who worked in the content mines over that time period. She candidly shares personal anecdotes about discovering her sexuality, dealing with assault and coping with an eating disorder, weaving together both a keen self-awareness and a frank analysis of the society which helped shape her experiences. Everybody (Else) Is Perfect is, well, perfect."--Tyler McCall, editor in chief, Fashionista "Kirkus Reviews"
"Gabrielle's commitment to taking fashion and beauty seriously--in ways that presaged much of women's media at the time--has been a true through-line of her career. I have learned so much just by getting to hear Gabrielle speak, and I am so excited that readers will get to hear her voice--in its unadulterated, sometimes comical candor--with this book. By the end, you'll be calling her your friend, too."--Phil Picardi, editor in chief of Out magazine and former editor in chief of Teen Vogue "Kirkus Reviews"
"An honest, unflinching, and yet unfailingly compassionate memoir, Everybody (Else) Is Perfect tackles fashion media, lesbian identity, eating disorders, and gender justice with vision, ethical commitment, and uncommon grace. Korn recounts all her professional successes and private struggles with frankness and humor, and she makes a compelling case for a media that's truly inclusive, and a fashion world that serves and values all of us. I found myself alternately laughing out loud and nodding along vigorously. Everybody (Else) reads like one of those long, late night conversations with your best friend. It will leave you stronger, and fortified for the feminist fight."--Moira Donegan, columnist for The Guardian "Kirkus Reviews"
"Filled with insight, wisdom, wit, and a clingy Scorpio ex, Gabrielle Korn's Everybody (Else) Is Perfect is a bracingly candid look into what it's like to navigate the often ugly realities of women's media. Korn is fearless in her exploration of her professional and personal life, and has written a queer, feminist bible for all the millennials who haven't yet figured out that we are enough, just the way we are."--Kristin Iversen "Kirkus Reviews"